- The Rescue of the Mishawaka – A feature on a historic music venue in Roosevelt National Park, and it’s legacy after surviving a devastating forest fire. *This was the cover story for the Denver Westword in Sept. 2014.
- Why Chris Thile will Make a Great Hose for A Prairie Home Companion – A opinion/personality based piece about the legacy NPR show formerly led by Garrison Keiler, and this transition has the ability to bring younger listeners in to the show.
- 2014 Was the Year EDM Died – This had 8K shares on Facebook, and is about how the EDM scene, which was born in Colorado with artists like Pretty Lights and Griz, was dying because the original fan-base was aging out of going to shows and using drugs on weeknights.
- James Holmes Hearing Could Take Months – I covered the jury hearing for the Aurora Theater shooting and looked at it from a localized lens of the percentage chance a Colorado resident would be pulled for the jury pool (.01, far greater than winning the Colorado lottery).
- 10 Moments That shaped Fort Collins History – For the 150th anniversary of the city, I put together an extensive timeline of historic events, dating back to 1864. (And found all the photos in the physical archive in the newsroom).
- Asked + Answered: What is “Future I-26?” – Asked + Answered is a series I created where I answer reader questions. Here, I look into a sign post on our highway, which led me to explain the future expansion plans led by N.C. DOT.
- (Here are the 100+ questions I curated from our readers. We’ve answered 19 so far, which are linked in this list, in feature content. This is one of my favorite examples of strong reader engagement).
- Your Asheville wishlist: From Costco to affordable housing
– I asked readers what they wanted to see in Asheville, and reported back on their answers. I culled hundreds of responses and we’re now using this list to create future content.
- 72 hours in Denver – Denver started direct flights from Asheville. To help our readers in Asheville plan their trip, I put together my favorite spots in the city.
- Q&A series on local startups – I asked a local startup incubator if they could help me connect with their companies to create a Q&A series to highlight innovation in Asheville. So far, I’ve featured 5 companies.
- An local election guide – A comprehensive guide on how to vote and when, for local elections. I also ran an Instagram campaign and collaborated with a bakery to give free cupcakes to local readers who voted.
- The history of solar eclipses – Before the 2016 total solar eclipse (Greenville, S.C. was in the totality zone), a look at why/when they happen and included memories our readers submitted of when they saw previous ones.